Dan Ramos started in the swimming pool industry over 30 years ago as a masonry helper working with a high end builder in New England. Working with his hands and learning the trade of masonry art, he started on the course that would become his career. After working with the masonry department, he was offered the opportunity to work in the service department. From there he started to learn the mechanics and hydraulics of residential and commercial swimming pools.
Dan did, however, take a break from the pool industry in the late 80's when he started back into the family business of structural steel work, another form of building art and working with his hands. This took him to the early 90's to an economic fall in the building industry. Faced with the economic woes, and no steel jobs, he was offered a position in the pool industry for a cleaning and service company. It was at this the time that he knew this was his chosen field.
From cleaning pools and learning how to troubleshoot and repair, he rose to new heights. The company he was working for was starting to grow as well: they had gone from pool cleaning and repair into remodeling and new construction. He was very fortunate to have such a great teacher during this time, and from there he grew my understanding and love for the art of building and remodeling swimming pools. As the company grew and learned, so did Dan: by the time he left that position, the company had gone from pool cleaners to higher end pool builders constructing pools in Connecticut and the Caribbean.
Dan's life changed once again when he moved to San Diego with his new wife to start a new chapter in his career. He was able to find work for a local pool builder; and started the path over once again, working as a pool repair technician for a growing company. He was able to bring my knowledge and experience to lead our repair division from a one truck department to a multi-truck service department handling everything from simple pool repair to the more complex pool remodel. Dan was able to grow that department into a national and international award winning remodel department.
Once again Dan was faced with an uncertain future because of a slowing economy and department cut backs, and company closures were at hand.
He set out on his own to start Distinguished Pools; his quest is to build not the biggest, but the best swimming pool company in San Diego. Distinguished Pools was born to provide exceptional professional service to the swimming pool industry. Working with some of the top craftsman in San Diego, Distinguished Pools is able to provide you a piece of "art in water," not just a backyard pool. The experienced staff of highly trained professionals will be able to transform the pool of your dreams into a reality. Distinguished Pools offers new pool and spa construction as well as some of the most unique pool remodels ever seen. The staff of professionals have won countless national and international awards and have been featured in a number of local, national and international publications.